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Manchester United v West Ham United

12th April 2019, 13:49 by Jack Ogalbe

Manchester United will be looking to improve on a recent run of one win in five when West Ham visit in Saturday's late game.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has found things tougher since being given the Old Trafford hotseat permanently but faces a team seemingly looking towards the summer, having picked up just one point from the last 21 available on the road.

The Red Devils went down 1-0 to Barcelona on Wednesday in the Champions League and Solskjaer has said he will make changes for this game with the return leg looming on Tuesday.

Ashley Young and Luke Shaw are both suspended, while Ander Herrera, Nemanja Matic and Alexis Sanchez are all expected to miss out.

Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed Jack Wilshere is closing on a return but will again miss out, while Andriy Yarmolenko, Carlos Sanchez and Winston Reid are long-term absentees. Andy Carroll has now had surgery on his ankle, while Samir Nasri is struggling to shake off a calf problem.

West Ham won the reverse fixture 3-1 in September but they have not triumphed at Old Trafford since Carlos Tevez scored the only goal to guarantee survival on the final day of the 2006-07 season.

That was the last time West Ham did the double over United and they will need to start strongly having been trailing at half-time in their last two Premier League away defeats.

United need the points more due to their chances of Champions League success dwindling, and if things go against them, they could sit five points off the top four by the end of Saturday's play.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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